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new day. but don't worry, we'll be back tomorrow. so for mickey, kate and chris, have a great day. carol costello is back. let the world rejoice, newsroom is itself once again. >> oh, thank you for that, i appreciate it. and have a great day all of you. newsroom starts now. happening now on the newsroom, breaking overnight a massive sink hole swallows part of a hotel just minutes from disney world. >> one woman was sitting in the tub and the tub just lef tated and that's when she just grabbed a pair of shorts and came out with nothing. >> 60 feet of earth opening up and devouring a three-story building. >> new worry this is morning that the hole is getting bigger. also reunited, 16-year-old
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hannah anderson finally back with her father this morning. >> hannah is safe and that is the best outcome that we were hoping for, our top priority. >> the kidnapping what triggered a nationwide amber alert. the critical tip that saved her live. plus pictures from colorado, a massive mudslide destroys a colorado town. and -- ♪ ground control to major tom >> look to the hecavens. the percied meteor shower is almost over. >> nothing like david bowie on a monday morning. good morning to you, thank you
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so much for joining me, i'm carol costello. we begin in florida where a sink hole has already destroyed one building and another is on the verge of collapse. at a resort near disney world as vacationers are cast into a growing phenomenon. tell us what's happening. >> reporter: this building is collapsing right into the ground, a regular florida sink hole, we have them here all the time. but it's not often that a three-story building falls into one of those sink holes. this all started at about 11:00 last night. but it wasn't until this morning that we really got some good aerial images of exactly what this looked like and what the people inside might have been going through. we have been hearing stories from them, hearing creeking and cracking inside this building. it's one of those vacation condos that you might get if you have a timeshare, it's right outside of disney world.
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those folks started seeing and hearing windows popping, a security guard was quickly able to determine that there was a big problem here. and about 15 to 20 minutes later, he had the whole building evacuated. just a couple of hours later, we were talking to some of those eye witnesses about how they scrambled to get out of that building. take a listen to this. >> one person had to break out of a window because the door frame collapsed and it was he and his wife and they had an infant. he had to break a window just so he could escape. it was the most surreal experience. i never could imagine in my wildest dreams that this would be my 2013 vacation. >> reporter: and that security guard she was talking about, the managers here are crediting him with saving some lives because as you look at the video, you can just imagine what would happen if some of those folks
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would have been inside that building as it went down into that hole. right now they're still evaluating that area to see whether or not surrounding buildings might be in danger, several of them right now have already been evacuated. but there is one security guard here today that's getting a lot of credit for what he did. >> so, steve, is the sink hole deepening? widening still? do we know? >> reporter: well, i talked to the fire chief a little while ago, he's putting it at around 60 feet around and 15 to 20 feet deep, but it's really hard to tell and this can go on over the course of a day or days. they'll bring the engineers in here to try and figure out just what the risk is to everything around it. they know that that one building is a complete loss. that three-story building that's not going to be rebuilt any time soon. but now they want to know whether any of the surrounding buildings might have some problems or if there might be some subsequent areas on the property that still might have some trouble and of course you have a lot of vacationers that
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came out of that building. they essentially escaped with their children in their arms and their clothes on they backs. they're left here in florida with nothing. a missing teenager back with her dad. 16-year-old hannah anderson does not appear to have any physical injuries but the emotional trauma will be haunting and probably is. police say her captor described as a long time family friend killed hannah's mother and her younger brother before whisking the teenager into the idaho wilderness. and new this morning, just how determined that dimaggio was about hiding his getaway car. but not far away, an alert came when a chance horseback rider u two of them had a chance encounter and became suspicious. >> we came upon these -- this young girl and this older man and they just really didn't fit
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very well. the expressions on their face, their demeanor just didn't fit that country. they was out of place completely. they weren't dressed for the country or the area. and then as we rode further on, we encountered the tent they had set uptotally out of place, it was way up on a mountain. looked like it would make a really good lightning rod. so we were discussing the fact that they didn't fit there, something was wrong. >> you talk about how they set themselves up as campers, also one of the ladies felt there was something about hannah, who was it that wanted to reach out to hannah, they were sensing something, what was it? >> that was me. they followed us from the top of the ridge, we rode down into the lake and they followed us on foot.
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and she was sitting there and i just felt like i should go over there and kind of just see if she needed help. and mark says, you know, maybe he had a feeling being in law enforcement for all those years, and in the military, he had a feeling i shouldn't maybe do that. i did talk to him about why he was there in this far out place. and he said she got to pick where we went last year, she wanted to go los angeles and hollywood. so this year was mine turn and that was a good explanation for me. but i did want to make kind of a contact with her and in retrospect i'm glad i didn't because that could have turned outerably wrong for all of us. >> she's got that right. because as you know, the suspect was shot and killed by authorities. miguel marquez is in donnelly,
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idaho with more. good morning, miguel. >> reporter: good morning, there, carol. when this thing broke, a lot of people got that amber alert on their iphones. but it worked. they tracked these individuals from california all the way out here to the pristine wilderness of idaho. this morning 16-year-old hannah anderson recuperating from a hellish experience. an fbi official helping her cope with the death of her mother and her brother and a terrifying week on the run with her captor. horseback riders in the country providing an unusual tip. >> they showed up at the lake and they was just like a square peg going into a round hole, they didn't fit, he might have been an outdoorsman in
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california, but he was not an outdoorsman in idaho and he didn't fit. >> reporter: few words spoken but nothing seemed right. >> usually you don't run into somebody who's wearing pajamas. >> who was wearing pajamas? >> it looked kind of like pajama bottoms that she was wearing. >> and there was a house cat that was probably purchased for hannah as a way of trying to soothe her. >> i said what are you doing with a cat in here? them cats are only good for -- you know, to lure a wolf in or to bring in a mountain lion or something. he just kind of grinned. >> reporter: what really set -- dem de -- asked if they ever feared for their lives, the answer, pure idaho. >> we were all packing pistols.
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don't go in the woods without a pistol. he might have got one of us, but we would have got him. >> reporter: in the end, they didn't have to, a government surveillance plane watched for hours while they made their move. fbi were dropped off two hours from the campsite. they waited for hannah and dimaggio to separate and then they moved in. >> then they took out mr. dimaggio, it's not clear how exactly that went down. it's under review at the moment. it's also not clear what hannah actually saw of that, not sure how far award they were. physically, as you said she's okay, but it's going to be a very long recovery. first order of business for her when she returns home, the funerals for her mother and her 8-year-old brother ethan. carol? >> i can't even imagine. i cannot. miguel marquez, live from donnelly, idaho this morning. other stories we're
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following this morning, just days before peace talks return, israel gets ready to free 26 palestinian prisoners. some of those prisoners have spent more than two decades behind bars. some drug offenders here in the united states could soon avoid prison. today attorney general eric holder will address the american bar association in san francisco. he'll announce that the justice department is changing its policies to eliminate mandatory minimum sentences for certain offenders. judges will get more discretion during sentencing. a plane that crashed in san francisco last month -- according to the airline, the money is separate from any medical compensation the passengers might receive and those passengers who take the money can still sue the airline. strategic alternatives, that's what blackberry is calling it which is just a fancy corporate way of saying we might want to sell our company or take
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it private. allison is at the new york stock exchange with more on this. >> blackberry may have started out as the pioneer or smart phones but apparently just couldn't keep it together, so the company announced just a short time ago that it's hired a special committee to examine all it's obviouses. there could be a joint venture here, there could be a joint partnership. analysts say the company would like to go private because it would give the company time to work out its troubles, ta. blackberry can't go private on its own, it needs funding from a private equity firm. but it might be difficult to find a buyer, but the company is just not worth what it once once. it's also bleeding market share because of competition. blackberry is facing an uphill
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battle just to keep up. you look at its market share now, it's got only 3% of the market share at this point. so with blackberry, carol, it's a very uncertain future for a company that was the phone of the smart phone market wurns upon a time. so we'll see if any of those options help it get on its feet. take a look at the world of sports because the big redemption day for jason dufner. cheers for jason, two years after blowing the pga championship, dufner won the tournament yesterday. it is his first major victory. but the celebration afterwards was low key, hand shakes instead of high-fives suggests the kind of guy dufner is. he spoke about coming back from the heart break of that 2011
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collapse. >> it made me hungrier actually. you know, to be so close and then to lose it like i did, and then to learn i was able to learn from all the mistakes that i made, learn from that experience and put it all together this week. so i think unfortunately, when i did lose, i was a little disappointed but i think it did help me out in the long run. >> from here on out you're going to be known as a major champion. before today, it was possible that you were best known for an internet trend, you had this photo taken of you, i know you've seen it many times. you were doing a nice thing, visiting a school. everybody wants to know, are you going to be dufnering with the trophy? >> maybe, i don't know. they caught me in a moment of relaxation, i guess. and then the guys o s all out h tried to give me a good ribbing. but i kind of ran with it and it
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turned out to be a good thing and a lot of people have taken to it. so maybe i'll give them a little treat later on this week when i get home with the trophy. >> dufner said a lot of things are going to change in my life because of this, but i don't think it's going to change me. set your alarms for an incredible sight tonight. the earth will pass through the dust of a comet's tail. we'll tell you when is the best time you can see the meteor shower. especially when it comes to my investments. you want a broker you can trust. a lot of guys at the other firms seemed more focused on selling than their clients. that's why i stopped working at my old brokerage and became a financial consultant with charles schwab. avo: what kind of financial consultant are you looking for? talk to us today.
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checking our top stories at 18 minutes past the hour, one person is dead and two others missing after a deadly flash flood ripped through colorado over the weekend. floodwaters over 15 feet deep threw flooded homes and threw cars into the river. the water reached speeds of 30 miles an hour. and ugly and most possibly the most idiotic rodeo stunt at the missouri state fair, under criticism from both republicans and democrats. a clown, a rodeo clown wearing a barack obama mask stuck a broom
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up his backside as the announce joked. republican lieutenant governor peter kinder called for those responsible to be held accountable. it is not clear if any action will be taken against the rodeo clowns. in money news, apple users may have another reason to get excited. according to reports apple plans to now the newest addition to the iphone in september. apple has not released an official statement. but iphone users are buzzing online that a new iphone could come at a lower cost with an improved camera and fingerprint sensor abilities. keep your eyes open tonight, a celestial fireworks show known as the perseid meteor shower is expected to hit its peak. the immediate your shower occurs every august when the earth passes through the dust of a comet's tail. the best time to view the shower
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is between midnight and 5:00 a.m. eastern time. there's a new kick in the murder investigation of ---there's a newly revealed focus on hernandez's fiance, specifically whether she hid the murder weapon. excuse san candiotti has been covering this case. >> yes, they still haven't found this murder weapon yet. investigators are now turning their attention to the fiance of aaron hernandez. court documents indicating that police believe she may have ditched the gun. and part of the reason they're suspicious is because of a surveillance video. >> reporter: did the fiance of fallen football star aaron hernandez help him hide a murder weapon? it's a possibility police are considering as they desperately try to find a .45 caliber gun
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used to kill oden lloyd on father's day. >> if she's tied to this conduct, she's in very serious trouble. >> reporter: new search warrant affidavits obtained by hernandez's hometown newspaper, in the days before hernandez was arrested, she was seen coming and going from their home. she's also seen on surveillance video leaving the house after receiving a mysterious message from the new england patriot. she allegedly puts a ridge parmj jid object into a car. remember these surveillance stills taken inside hernandez's home show him in the hours just before and after the murder of oden lloyd, holding what prosecutors believe is a gun. another defendant, carlos ortiz lelgly told police that after
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the murder hernandez put two guns into a lock box. warrants were also executed at a storage facility in bristol where hernandez allegedly rented a union. police have searched a lake near hernandez's home. >> even if the murder weapon is not found, this appears to be a very strong case against mr. hernandez. >> aaron hernandez has pleaded not guilty. we have been unable to reach haze lawyers to find out what they have to say. the murder weapon as we said earlier still hasn't been found, but everyone's waiting for a grand jury to issue an indictment very soon. >> susan candiotti reporting live from new york this morning. coming up next in the newsroom. >> do i mean have to explain? we'll talk about that next.
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get ready for the race for
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president 2016 because it's all right underway. just ask anyone who live in iowa. that's because many who want to be our next president have and will viz sate that caucus state in 2013. including joe biden. he will go to iowa next month. republicans ted cruz, rick santorum and donald trump have already visited iowa. so the presidential race is on even though we just elected a president barely nine months ago. plenty of time for stupid stuff on the internet. perhaps emboldened by the slap sarah palin game, the republicans have started a slap hillary game. a little thumping and you get to slap her. democrats and anti-violence groups are not happy, although they did not condemn the slap palin game. they are now condemning the slap
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hillary game. >> reporter: well, we all know that hillary clinton has not said she's running for president in 2016, but she's speaking today at the american bar association's annual meeting in san francisco where she's getting an award and any time she gives a big speech, we get to talk about her potential future plans and if those plans do include the wine house, this group t hillary project wants to keep her from getting there. >> reporter: the hillary project bills itself as the only thing standing between her and the white house. and this slap hillary game on its website is now causing an uproar. the new hampshire based group says it wants to wage a war on clinton's image. should she run for president in 2016? >> this is clearly meant to be funny and that's honestly one of the worst parts about this so-called game. it's a gimmick, and it shouldn't have any place in our politics, it's outrageous.
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>> the anti-sexism group ultraviolet says over 100,000 people have signed its online petition demanding the game be taken down. and top democrat nancy pelosi tweeted, like all violence against women, it's sick. but the hillary project is firing back, complaining liberals said nothing about this slap sarah palin when it surfaced. the hillary project released another statement this morning making some of these same points, but i should say that these hillary jokes have been around for a while. some folks may remember the hillary clinton nutcracker that was being sold during the 2008 election. but with all the attention on the former secretary of state and her potential presidential plans, we could see more of this type of things in the next few years. >> i'm sure we will. it just makes me kind of sad because it's just stupid. it's just stupid. why not have some
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semiintellectual conversation about hillary clinton and her policies. it's just stupid. >> it certainly gets a lot of attention, carol. >> anybody who would go to that game would not vote for hillary clinton anyway, so what's the point? >> just have fun, i guess they would say. >> well the sarah palin one was vile too. coming up next, he's out, san diego mayor bob filner is done with his intensive sexual harassment therapy. but women in california say that ain't good enough. the push to oust filner next. when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals:
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help the gulf recover and learn from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, where experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned,
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so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger.
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good morning, i'm carol costello, thank you for joining us. in the newsroom, out of rehab and out of sight, san diego mayor bob filner accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women, is filner getting ready to quit?
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plus this -- >> we were lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. >> actress lea michele at the. lots of jobs, beautiful water front community, can you guess "money" magazine's best place to live? i bet you can't. you're live in the cnn newsroom. right now on wall street, opening bell. it's expected to be another down day for investors. as you can see, we're headed in the wrong direction early this morning. allison cossack joins us live from the new york stock exchange. hopefully that's temporary. >> who knows, the stocks may be in the red but there's a lot of excitement here on wall street. we do get a lot of celebrities here at the new york stock
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exchange but it's interesting because traders are always most excited about local stars especiallily if they have anything to do with sports. but we're looking at a lower open, the dow down 55 points. this is begin to be kind of the norm. last we can see saw the dow snap -- momentum is holding up. the dow's up almost 20% this year, so it kind of is norm toll see a slowdown in august despite the fact that the economic news hasn't been all that terrific. not seeing a huge conviction to buy. not seeing those bulls charges out of the gate today. >> allison cossack, many thanks to you. san diego's mayor bob filner accused of serious sexual harassment is finished with his intensive behavior therapy. that intensive therapy lasted two weeks. at least we think so. the san diego mayor had been undergoing therapy as he continues to face a growing
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tidal wave of sexual harassment accusations. more than a dozen women have come forward already with inappropriate conduct. two weeks of therapy wrapped up this weekend, one week after it supposedly started. filner's attorney has an explanation for that. he says filner actually started his treatment one week earlier than publicly announced. kim law has more for you. >> reporter: san diego mayor bob filner is believed to be back in the city he governs, one week before he was supposed to be finished. >> people are shaking their heads saying it's ridiculous, why is it continuing? >> reporter: san diego residents want him to stay away. >> really, mayor? you did what you do and you're not staying as mayor. >> reporter: u.s. senator and fellow democrat barbara boxer wrote an open letter to filner
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saying you must resign. the senator talking about cnn's exclusive interviews with these two women, both former military and rape survivor who is say they were then harassed by bob filner at a support meeting. filner the former chairman of the house veterans affairs committee was invited into their women's veterans group seen as a champion of their cause. >> we're all victims of military sexual assault and it appears to me that he was targeting this organization and hitting on the women in this organization because they were easy prey. >> reporter: the city attorney's office, the sheriff's department and the california attorney general's office all working on investigating the mayor. filner's chief of staff reportedly changed the locks on the mayor's office to preserve what she calls potential evidence. the mayor remains on personal leave under the growing chorus for him to resign.
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kim law, cnn san diego. >> with me now is democratic party chairwoman francine buzz by. >> in san diego, there are very few ways that a my your steps down. he either resigns, he's recalled through a very, very difficult process or, you know, he passes away or something. so i'm assuming he's still on the payroll. >> can't the city council change the law? >> well, you know, there's talk about that, but right now, he just needs to resign. it's pretty clear that he's not able to perform the responsibilities and duties of the mayor. he's certainly been a total distraction for the city. and it's time for him to move on so the city can move forward. >> but obviously, he's not ready to do that. he's undergone the supposedly intensive two weeks of therapy
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and he's going to come back and say, gosh, i'm cured, now i can deal with women in a respectful manner. >> i doubt that anyone believes that anyone can recover from this in two weeks of therapy. he needs to listen to the city, including the party who elected him, and he needs to step down so the city can move on. this is just becoming just such a huge distraction here and he needs to take personal responsibility because he's the only one that is responsible for this. >> how did this man become mayor and manage to cover up this behavior for so long? >> you know, he was also a 30-year elected official with a record of legislative achievements and people did know him as a legislator and elected official. and while there were some people who heard stories about, you know, him inviting women out or being flirtatious, it was not like this was general knowledge
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and everybody knew everything. san diego is a changed city, it used to be a very conservative city, a very republican city. now it's very diverse in its population and bob filner brought a vision to this city that nobody had seen before. so in that sense, people elected him to do something very different and very positive for the city. but clearly, he is not in a position to do that now and, you know, this other side of him has come out that, certainly not everybody knew about and it's just destroyed his ability to govern. >> and i might say conservatives really don't appreciate his behavior either. a final question for you, can the democratic party do anything to oust him? is there any move by the democratic party of california or san diego to do something? >> well, the san diego democratic party took a very strong stand asking him to step down several weeks ago and i think we sent a very powerful
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message that we are not going to be standing with him as he continues in the mayor's office because we don't think he can govern. we still believe in the vision, we still believe in the reason we elected him, but certainly we don't believe that he's the person to carry that forward. so i think we were very quick to ask him to step down once those charges came out and due process was in place, he will get his day in court, the women will get their day in court i they'll all have their fair hearing, but as far as them being a able to function as mayor, we don't believe he can do that. >> francine busy, thank you for joining us this morning. the death of corrie monteith's death shocked hold hollywood and for the first time lea michele is speaking out. you'll hear from her next.
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a tearful and emotional lea michele at last night's teen choice awards. >> i wanted to dedicate this award to cory, for all of you out there who loved and admired cory as i did. i promise with your love we're going to get through this together. he was very special to me and also to the world. we were lucky to witness his intelligence, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. so if you knew him personally or just on television. cory reached out and he'll always be a part of our hearts. thank you so much. thank you. michelle turner has more from new york. i can't imagine how hard that was for her. it was beautiful and eloquent
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and heart wrenching all at the same time. she had a necklace on that read cory and this was michelle's first tv appearance since monteith's death. right before lea michele took the stage, you can see right there her "glee" kcastmates als won an award. you know the question now going forward as people are asking is what's going to happen to the show. although we don't have details on how they're going to address it, we do know that after a production delay, the "glee" cast rushed to the set to shoot
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season five of the show last week. ryan murphy who is the producer of the show thsay they're goingo address his death in the third episode of the season. they don't know how, but they are going to deal directly with his death. and they're going also going to have the cast make a public address announcement. "money" magazine just released a list of the 100 best places to live. we'll tell you who made the list.
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think you live in the best town of america? you're right if you call sharon, massachusetts your home. that's according to to "money" magazine who just released it's list of the best places to live in the united states. let's start with the best. sharon, massachusetts, why is it the best? >> well, you'll see this throughout the towns that we have picked, economic strength, it's centrally located between providence, boston and route 128. so if that helped insulate it from the recession, it's unemployment rate is less than 5% which is 2.5 percentage rates below the national average right now. it's also one of the most
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diverse towns that we see, both economically, racially and ethnically. it has one of the biggest mosques in the new england area. and it is it used to be a summer resort and 40% of the place is open land. >> okay. so to be fair for all the cities in your choices, you also listed the downside of each town. what is the downside of sharon? >> like any place in the northeast, it's more expensive than the average town, but it's not quite as expensive as some of the areas around -- closer to boston. that said, it does have high home prices and higher taxes, but, you know, you sort of pay up, you get a lot more for that. it's got excellent quality schools. >> it's kind of cold in the winter, too, right? >> that's another thing. that's right. >> round out the top five small cities for us, will you? >> oh, sure. the next one on the list is louisville, colorado, which has been on the number one several
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times on our list. it's still going strong. it's got a very strong local economy and the rocky mountain outdoor life. we have vienna, virginia, a d.c. suburbs. a lot of the suburbs could be a little cookie cutter but not vienna. it's a beautiful town with a historic downtown center. it's got lots of parks and also a very low unemployment rate and top, top schools. then number four, we come down to number four on the list, which is chanhassen, minnesota. that's a place that's also very strong economically. they're investing in their school system. they spent more than $700,000 on tech projects for the public schools, and talk about affordable home prices. the median home price there is about $200,000. and number five for us is sherwood, oregon, which is a suburb of portland. it's close to mt. hood and the
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willamette valley wine country. nike and intel are big employers in the area and it's just a really pretty place in live. >> well, thank you for sharing. we appreciate it. thanks so much. >> thank you. here is what's all new in the next hour of "newsroom." like father, like son? hannah anderson is now safe. her captor james dimaggio is dead. turns out dimaggio's father committed a similar crime. >> i asked him not to kill us, and he said don't worry, you won't feel a thing. >> we hear from the woman taken captive by james dimaggio, sr. also -- >> i didn't think a judge could make me change my baby's name because of her religious beliefs. >> a judge says no way to the same messiah ordering a name change because that name belongs to jesus christ. is this even legal? and -- move over jettison
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dufner was best known not for his golfing, but for starting an internet craze. and yy shoals is here with bleacher report. >> dufnering. it's the best name we've seen since tebowing. you just have to sit up against something and basically look as bored as you can. here is the famous pick at an elementary school that started it all. that post took social media by storm earlier this year, but now dufner will be known for more than just that post. he finished at 10 under yesterday to win the pga championship. it's the first major tournament victory of his career. baltimore orioles outfielder adam jones says someone threw a banana at him during sunday's game in san francisco. jones, who is african-american, was not pleased by the possibly racially motivated action. he tweeted after the game i want to thank whatever bleep threw that banana toward my direction. way to show your class you bleep. the giants said they received no reports of anyone throwing an
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three-story building. new worries this morning that the hole is getting deeper. apple's new iphone could be here sooner than you think. what kind of magical features will this one include? plus -- >> we'll be launched out of this rail gun. you're off, 600 miles per hour. >> wow. new york to l.a. in less than an hour? that's right. you heard it right. a travel revolution could be announced today. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." good morning. thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we begin with a dramatic rescue of an abducted teenage per. right now hannah anderson is back with her father. she does not appear to have any physical injuries, but, of course, the emotional trauma is haunting. police say her captor, a man described as a long-time family friend killed her mother and her
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younger brother before whisking the teenager into the idaho wilderness. and new this morning, images of just how determined james dimaggio was in hiding his getaway car. look very closely at the images and you will see the brush and timber that made the car virtually invisible both from the ground and from the air. but not far away the big break came when an alert horseback rider, three of them, four of them actually, had a chance encounter. they became suspicious. they called authorities who tracked them down and shot and killed dimaggio once he stepped safely away from the teenager. her rescue came as much needed consolation for family and friends who are mourning the deaths of her mother and brother. here is a great aunt of the teenager. >> i can't even cry anymore i'm so happy. i don't have any tears left. >> me neither. >> it's been such a hard week. >> the sense of dread only grew in the days after the teenager's disappearance as we learned shocking details about her
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abduct abductor, dimaggio, and chilling parallel was his very troubled father. cnn'swian is live in san diego to tell us more. >> reporter: good morning. truly bizarre details emerging about james dimaggio's father as hannah anderson's family here in the san diego area anxiously awaits her return. >> our baby girl. >> reporter: the family of 16-year-old hannah anderson after fearing the worst for nearly a week. >> i'm so glad she's safe. >> reporter: before leaving for idaho, hannah's father texted cnn he was nervous and excited about their reunion. as the family looks forward to hannah's future, there are new questions about her alleged kidnapper's past. james dimaggio was described as hannah's father's best friend, a valuable handyman, a trusted uncle figure to hannah and her brother, ethan. but he was also the son of another troubled man, also named james dimaggio, who held the 16-year-old daughter of a former girlfriend captive in 1989.
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now a woman, she spoke with cnn affiliate kfmb. >> i asked him not to kill us, and he said, don't worry, you won't feel a thing. >> reporter: she escaped and the elder james dimaggio went to prison. the woman attended the same high school as his son who says told her this one day. >> i was talking to my locker, and his son said, my dad is out, and he said to let you know he'll be waiting for you after school. >> reporter: friday on piers morgan tonight, a friend of the younger dimaggio warned that his father's past might be influencing the son's actions. >> what i found out was that jim's father had committed suicide in 1998. >> reporter: to be exact, dimaggio's father took a fatal drug overdose august 10th, 1998, 15 years to the day before an fbi agent killed his son in these remote idaho woods, freeing another 16-year-old girl. there's another date that may have influenced all of this,
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august 3rd. that's the day james dimaggio's father disappeared before he committed suicide. it's also the same date that dimaggio's mobile home was found in flames, burning up the body of hannah anderson's young brother and mother and launching the manhunt that finally ended over the weekend. carol? >> casey wian, live from san diego this morning. just hours ago, a hotel not far from disney world was ripped apart and swallowed by a massive sinkhole. authorities said the sinkhole, which measures 60 feet wide and 15 feet deep is growing deeper. 35 guests staying at the slumber bay resort in lake county, florida, were sent scrambling when the thing started sinking. they were forced to evacuate. >> one person had to break out of a window. him and his wife and his infant, he had to break the window so they could escape. then there were windows breaking everywhere. one of the security guards ran up and was evacuating people,
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barging into their rooms. it was the most surreal experience i never could imagine in my wildest dreams that this would be my 2013 vacation. >> the stories she'll have to tale. we'll have much more on the story at the bottom of the hour in about 20 minutes. we'll take you live to florida. big changes could keep some drug offenders out of prison. attorney general eric holder will announce today he is eliminating the mandatory minimum prison sentence for certain nonviolent drug offenders. in an excerpt of his speech released to cnn, holder will say in flexible sentences, quote, reduce the discretion available to prosecutors, judges, and juries. they breed disrespect for the system. when applied indiscriminately, they do not serve public safety. they have had a disabled effect on communities, and they are ultimately counterproductive. ashley banfield anchors "legal view" on cnn and this is a big
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shift by the justice department. >> it is. we have talked about these stories forever. prison overcrowding. we've got 5% of the world's population here in america, but we have 25% of the world's prisoners and it's costing us roughly $80 billion a year, at least that's the 2012 stat. so what the justice department is saying on the federal level only, he's suggesting this, eric holder, that they're going to start leaving off some information on those indictments, specifically information about how much illegal substances you were caught with because that is a way to side step the existing laws on those mandatory minimums. and, carol, mandatory minimums basically put a stranglehold on judges. they lose that discretion which means you're in the slammer regardless and we have nothing to say on it regardless of whether you're violent, regardless of whether you have a violent past, regardless of all these things that maybe, just maybe, i don't know a drug treatment program could deal with. so what's critical here, carol, is that we're not changing the laws. we're just changing how we handle the laws and that's what
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eric hold ser doing. >> for example, if you get caught with a certain amount of, i don't know, heroin or ecstasy or something like that, a judge won't automatically sentence you to a number of years in prison. he has discretion to do something else. >> because that critical information will now be left off the indictments. the prosecutors are all being told now by the feds, don't put that information in there because that's what gets you to those mandatory minneapolis. not everybody though. look, there are still those who will not qualify for this and there's like a four-point deal here. the criteria you have to meet if you're one of those unfortunate people to get caught and to do those kinds of things, you can't be violent, you can't have a weapon or involve sales to minors, you can't be a leader of a criminal organization or have significant ties to gangs or cartels, and you can't have a significant criminal history either. so lest anybody watching right now thinks, good god, we're allowing a bunch of drug thugs out onto the streets, that's not necessarily what this is intended to be. can i also just mention, there might be a lot of people with
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open mouthing gaping saying the republicans will be -- this will be red meat for them. not really because there are a lot of states that have been doing things just like this, red and blue, and there's support, bipartisan support, for this kind of thing. we have a problem. we have way too many prisoners and not enough prison space and it's a lot of money. >> it's bigger than that. the war on drugs in america just isn't working. it's clear it's not working. statistics support that. so you would like to think it's more than just jail overcrowding that's forcing these changes. you would think you have to treat addicts instead of just sending them to jail and maybe that will help. >> very well thought out, miss costello, because that's what eric holder said, too. there's a moral issue here, as well. remember that stat quoted at the beginning of the conversation? 25% of the world's prisoners and 5% of the world's population. we're doing something wrong. it's not that we're a more violent or dangerous or difficult nation than other nations. we're just incarcerating at a rapid, rapid rate, and eric
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holder did say that there is this moral issue as well. hence, those criteria. that makes a big difference in all this. >> on another note, you do have a new show that starts today "legal view." tell us, share. >> okay. so it's pretty exciting. every day at 11:00, we're not only bringing you the news that cnn is known for because we do breaking news like nobody else, but we're also going to give you the focus on crime and justice and the legal issue that is face our country. it just seems every single day whether it's an ariel castro or whether it's a zimmerman or whether it's some other issue, it pervades just about every part of the news in some way. supreme court hearings, they've just been so busy for us. so we have really decided to focus a lot of content into crime and justice. i cannot wait. will you be a guest on the show? >> i would love to be a guest on the show. and it comes on at 11:00 a.m. eastern time, and i watch it every morning. ashleigh banfield, thank you so much. >> thank you, carol costello. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, too. when is an online post
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dismissed as a joke or considered a serious threat. it's a fine line that may be crossed by a 19-year-old. after spending months in jail, he has a chance to get the charges dismissed. cnn's pamela brown has more for you. >> reporter: this is the facebook post that turned 19-year-old justin carter's life upside down. >> this kid is just beaming with -- he's beaming with life. he's just trying to -- you know, and they took it all away from him. >> carter spent five months in jail after writing in part, i think i'm going owe shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of the innocent rain down during a heated threat about an online game. authorities charged him with making a terroristic threat. his family says it was nothing more than a sarcastic comment. >> the idea my son would ever hurt small children is just ludicrous. he never would. he's not that kind of person. >> reporter: now carter's lawyers hope this screen grab
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will actually help their case. according to court documents they claim carter made no real threat because he used the words i think. carter's attorneys want the judge to throw out the case on first amendment grounds. >> they need to look at the context of what's put online. because if they would have, i think they would have seen that it was sarcasm. >> reporter: investigators tell cnn they found evidence carter was engaged in online bullying and made his threat to a woman, a random stranger, though several warrants turned up no evidence of an actual plot. now, another college student, caleb clemens, will go on trial for a similar situation. clemens, a student at georgia southern university, has been behind bars for six months for a post on tumbler, writing, i plan on shooting georgia southern. pass this around to see the affect it has to see if i get arrested. he said it was an experimental literary piece and part of an art project. now he's fighting for his freedom.
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>> and just like in carter's case, police in georgia found clemens had no actual plans to attack the school and he didn't own any weapons. today in court, carter's attorneys want the judge to order the state to release the full conversation of that facebook post along with any information about where the post came from, grand jury recordings, testimony, and transcripts. we have reached out to prosecutors in both cases and are still awaiting comment. of course, we will continue to update you on both of these cases. carol? >> we look forward to it. it is vacation time for president obama, but before the president left for martha's vineya vineyard, he had some strong words for nsa leaker edward snowden. now snowden's father is hitting back. cnn's dan lothian is in martha's vineyard with more. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, carol. well, you know, for the president, yes, he's on vacation but it's always a working vacation, and he can't escape the snowden case. the nsa leaker's father delivering a harsh rebuke while at the time strongly defending
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his son and insisting that the light and the truth will shine through. president obama in vacation mode, on a martha's vineyard golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt. while nsa leaker edward snowden's father appeared on a sunday morning talk show taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labeled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth. he has sacrificed more than either the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their political careers or their american lives. >> reporter: lon snowden was reacting to the president aes prevacation news conference where he dismissed the notion that the younger snowden's actions served a greater good. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. the fact is that mr. snowden has been charged with three felonies. >> reporter: now snowden's father says he and his attorney will be traveling to russia very soon to help his son fight those charges. >> we have thee vas. we have a date which we won't disclose right now. >> but it's imminent?
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>> reporter: it's that frenzy and outspoken criticism by u.s. officials that lon snowden claims will make it difficult for his son to get a fair hearing if he returns to the u.s. >> i want my son to come home if i believe the justice system we should be afforded as americans is going to be applied correctly. >> reporter: now, snowden says that some of these comments by lawmakers have been irresponsible, that they have essentially poisoned the well, and that it would be very difficult for an impartial jury to be found. carol? >> dan lothian, reporting live from martha's gvineyard this morning. still to come, floods rip through a colorado town over the weekend sweeping away cars and destroying homes. now one person is dead and two others are missing. up next, a closer look at the extreme weather moving across our country. [announcer] there's no hiding the goodness of the latest from
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time to check our top stories. there is a new twist in the murder case against former nfl player aaron hernandez. the bristol press is reporting that investigators are now focusing on hernandez's fiancee, specifically whether she hid the murder weapon. according to the paper, she was seen removing something from the house. shark week became a little too real for a 10-year-old south carolina surfer. tyson royson says an eight-foot-long bull shark grabbed onto his leash at a surfing competition. he said he was able to fight the shark off, swim to safety. that surfing contest has been postponed until next month. roads turned into rivers in colorado over the weekend. at least one person died, two others still missing after flash floods ripped through colorado. take a look at the stunning video. is shows car being literally
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swept away. look at that. that's crazy. firefighters say the waters reached speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. meteorologist jennifer delgado is here in the severe weather center, and that's some scary pictures. >> scary pictures. that's something we typically see coming out of monsoon season say out of yand with all the rushing water there. they picked up 1.5 inches of rainfall in a very short amount of time but the terrain made the situation worse because the water came down the mountain and the region is recovering from a wildfire the year before, so there was nothing for that water to held onto. so basically all the water just swept through the channel. you can see the burn scar. this is what we talk about, the flooding there, the video of the rushing water, and why we say you never travel through a flooded street. but back over to our graphic here very quickly. what you're seeing in red, carol, this is actually vegetation this is alive. what you're seeing in green, this is the vegetation that was killed in the wildfire the year before. so this whole area a bad
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situation. we are still talking about more rain for parts of the midwest, carol. some of these locations are going to be dealing with flooding as we go through the next couple days because we have a front that's coming through, and that frontal system, carol, is going to mean some very heavy rainfall and some problem spots with flooding. we have increased some of the f flood watches for parts of the plains and the midwest. but there is going to be a cooldown courtesy of a cold front. temperatures in chicago tomorrow, 74 degrees, carol. sunny. you need a day off. >> i do. >> maybe two? wednesday. >> thank you, jennifer. >> you're welcome. all right, apple fanatics, talk about the tech giant's next event is already heating up. alison kosik is live, and she has her finger on the pulse of apple this morning. >> yes, i do. drum roll, please. there's talk of a september -- thank you, thank you -- talk of a september 10th event.
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this is when this iphone is going to be unveiled. it's all talk, no confirmation yet. these things are always the worst kept secrets. apple executives dropped the big hint on a conference call a few months ago saying aping has some exciting new products in the pipeline for fall. it makes sense when you look at their history. the last two iphones also came out in the fall. what's going to be on the new iphones? this is what we're hearing. the next iphone will have a camera, it's expected to be faster. there will be a fingerprint sensor on the phones as well and they will run on the ios 7 operating system. now, one thing analysts are looking for, carol, is that this phone is not priced at the high end. they're looking for a lower cost iphone that will maybe grab consumers who aren't willing to shell out hundredses of dollar for the iphone. >> interesting. thank you very much. appreciate it. it's monday. what can i say?
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are you tired of those long five-plus hour flights between new york city and los angeles? well, how would you like to get there 45 minutes, yes, in 45 minutes flat? serial entrepreneur elon musk says it is possible with a wild new creation called the hyperloop where giant tubes whisk us -- see it, the giant tube -- whisking us around the world? here is maggie lake with more. >> reporter: it sounds like something out of a cartoon show "the jetsons." superstar entrepreneur elon musk of tesla and spacex fame hinted at the project in an interview with pando daily. >> it's called the hyperloop. >> the hyperloop? >> reporter: but naming it is the easy part.
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>> but i don't know what that is. >> reporter: trying to explain it is something else entirely as the host of "all things d" found out. >> a concord, a rail gun, and an air hockey table. >> reporter: still confused? i met up with brian merchant inside the old school new york city subway system to get the real hyperloop scoop. what do we think it might be like? it's supposed to be nothing like the infrastructure we're used to, right? >> right. so he says it's going to be the fifth mode of transportation, like nothing we have ever seen before. >> hopefully something like this. what would it look like? >> the smart money says it will look something like a pneumatic tube, an enclosed tube, and we just blast air through that, kind of like those old school mail systems where they stuff the package up and it gets sucked up and we'll be launched out of this rail gun, boom, you're off, 600 miles per hour. >> i'm imagines my face like -- is this something i want to ride on? >> i think so because in a controlled environment, speed
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itself doesn't actually impact human health. >> reporter: the basic idea for this type of transport has been around for decades, and while we don't even know when or if the hyperlook will even be bill, it has captured the imagination of futurists. videos like this one on youtube are attempting to show what a hyperloop system would look like but in the real world there will be challenges. >> we're going to have some serious not in my backyard problems. >> reporter: but all of us stuck in traffic jams, air delays, and stinky subways can dream, can't we? >> i love it. it is the voice needed no move us forward, somebody that says these old ways aren't working. old transit is kind of boring, it's inefficient. why don't we leapfrog all that with something radical. >> reporter: we'll see if elon musk can take radical and turn it into reality. >> okay, so i love this and hate this, maggie lake. actually, i don't hate it. it's just more scary than anything else because i can't imagine my body traveling that fast in a tube. but i understand there's going to be more online about it
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today? >> reporter: there is, carol. but i'm going to do what elon has been doing, and that's rein in expectations a little bit. everyone got so excited when he started talking about this because he's been such a phenomenal entrepreneur, he's defied the skeptics. i'm sure, like you and myself, we've all been suffering on some form of horrible transportation. he's going to release the information on twitter, but in recent days he's been saying i'm so stretched thin, i'm so busy myself trying to get us to colonize mars and get electric cars on the road, i'm going to publish the design but it's going to be open source so others will have to participate and build it. so that probably means we're not going to see it anytime soon, but it may move the conversation forward. and i have to tell you, it was about 110 degrees in that subway station so i, for one, am praying this does help us leapfrog our current situation. >> that would be cool though. okay. i'm going to think about that like all day now. maggie lake, thanks so much. i appreciate it. >> sure thing.
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a federal judge says a controversial new york police department's frisking policy is, indeed, unconstitutional. it allows officers to stop and frisk anyone they deem suspicious. it was a highly criticized program. an outside monster will itor wi appointed to stop that policy. the passengers on asiatic 214 which crashed in san francisco last month will each get $10,000. the money is separate from any medical compensation they will receive and the passengers who take the money can still sue the airline. just days before peace talks resume, israel gets set to free some two dozen palestinian prisoners. the names of 26 to be released were published this morning. some of those prisoners have spent more than two decades behind bars. disney world is just down the street, but a cruel reality is underfoot. some florida tourists discovered
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a giant sinkhole had opened right in the middle of the resort in which they were staying. it swallowed one building and is now chewing away at another. a short time ago we talked with reporter steve barrett of wftv. he's in claremont, florida. >> this building is collapsing right in the ground. it's not often that a three-story building falls into a sinkhole. this all started at about 11:00 last night, but it wasn't until this morning that we really got some good aerial images of exactly what this looks like and what the people inside must have been going through. we heard stories of them sort of hearing creaking and cracking inside of this building. it's one of those vacation rental condos you might get if you have a time share. it's right outside of walt disney world. these folks then started seeing and hearing windows popping. a security guard was quickly able to determine that there was
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a big problem here. about 15 to 20 minutes later, he had the whole building evacuated. just a couple hours later we were talking to some of those eyewitnesses about how they scrambled to get out of that building. take a listen to this. >> one person had to break out of a window because the door frame collapsed and it was him and his wife and an infant. he had to break the wind oow so they could escape. there were windows breaking everywhere. one of the security guards was evacuating people, barging into their rooms. it was the most surreal experience. i never could imagine in my wildest dreams that this would be my 2013 vacation. >> reporter: and that security guard she was talking about, the managers here are creditingim with saving some lives because as you look at the video, you can just imagine what would happen if some of those folks would have been inside that building as it went down into that hole. right now they're still
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evaluating that area to see whether or not surrounding buildings might be in danger. several of them right now have already been evacuated, but there is one security guard here today that's getting a lot of credit for what he did. >> so, steve, is the sinkhole deepening, widening still? do we know? >> reporter: well, i talked to the fire chief a little while ago. he's putting it at around 60 feet around and 15 to 20 feet deep. but it's really hard to tell and this can go on over the course of a day or days. they will bring the engineers in here to try to figure out what the risk is to everything around it. they know one building is a complete loss. that three-story building, that's not going to be rebuilt anytime soon. but now they want to know whether any of the surroundings buildings might have some problems or if there are subsequent areas on the property that might have trouble. of course, you have a lot of vacationers that came out of that building. they essentially escaped with their children in their arms and their clothes on their back. they're left here in florida
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with nothing else at this point. >> it's just awful, isn't it? steve barrett of wftv. still to come in the "newsroom," in the saddle and on alert. we'll tell you how some eagle-eyed horseback riders helped rescue an abducted teena teenager. their story in their own words next. ecome reality. with centurylink as your trusted partner, our visionary cloud infrastructure and global broadband network free you to focus on what matters. with custom communications solutions and responsive, dedicated support, we constantly evolve to meet your needs. every day of the week. centurylink® your link to what's next.
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this morning a kidnapped teenager is back with her dad. 16-year-old hannah anderson does not appear to have any physical injuries, but it will take her quite some time to recover emotionally. police say her captor, ahm man described as a lone-time family friend, killed her mother and younger brother before whiking the teenager into the idaho wilderness. and new this morning, images of how determined james dimaggio was in hiding his getaway car. if you look closely you will see the brush and timber that made the car virtually inadvivisiblem
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the ground and air. the break came when alert horseback riders had a chance encounter with the two and became suspicious. >> we came upon these -- this young girl and this older man, and they just really didn't fit very well. the expressions on their face, their demeanor, just didn't fit that country. they was out of place completely, and they weren't dressed for the country or the area, and then as we rode further on, we encountered the at the point that they had set up which was totally out of place. it was way on top of a mountain. looked like it was -- would make a real good lightning rod, so we were discussing the fact that they didn't fit there, that something was wrong. >> so it's interesting, you're talking about the particulars of how they set themselves up as campers, but also one of the ladies felt there was something
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about hannah. ladies, will you speak to that? who was it who felt they wanted to reach out and speak to hannah. they were sensing something. what was it? >> that was me. they followed us from the top of the ridge. they rode down into the lake, and they followed us on foot, and she was sitting there, and i just felt like i should go over there and kind of just see if she needed help, and mark says, you know, maybe he had a feeling being in law enforcement for all those years and in the military, he had a feeling i shouldn't maybe do that. i did talk to him about why he was there in this far out place, and he said she got to pick where we went last year. she wanted to go to los angeles and hollywood. so this year was my turn, and that was a good explanation for me. but i did want to make kind of a contact with her, and in
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retrospect i'm glad i didn't, because that could have turned out terribly wrong for all of us. >> the couples say they saw hannah's picture on television once they got home and immediately alerted police. the authorities tracked the teenager and her abductor, and then shot and killed dimaggio when he stepped a safe distance away from hannah. just ahead, what to name your baby? it's a tough decision, but now it's really tough for one mother in tennessee. she says a judge has actually forced her to change her son's name.
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checking out top stories at 47 minutes past. at least one person is dead and two others missing after deadly flash flooding in colorado. floodwaters up to ten feet deep swept away cars, turned roads into rivers, and destroyed homes just west of colorado springs. firefighters say the water reached speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. keep your eyes open tonight. a celestial fireworks show known as the perseid meteor shower is expected to hit its peak. the meteor shower takes place every august when the earth passes through the dust of a comet's tail. the best viewing time is between midnight and just before sunrise. if you miss it tonight, you will
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have another chance tomorrow. in sports, jason dufner is more than just an internet sensation right now. yes, mr. dufner is a pga championship winner. he won his first major title yesterday two years after leaving the same tournament on the final day and then losing. this time dufner held onto the win by two strokes. patrick snell is in oak hill in rochester, new york, to tell us more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. yes, jason dufner can finally be remembered at last for someone who has won a first major championship rather than that old dufnering. very happy for him. a popular winner. he held off the challenge of jim furyk by two shots on sunday playing flawless golf. he really does have a wonderful swing, and he was never really in any trouble. he showed his class, showed his nerve, and duly sealed what he came here to do. i have to say though, while
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there were no problems for him on sunday, that wasn't the case earlier this year when he struck a rather unfortunate and unscripted pose. he was caught on camera in a dallas, texas, classroom. that's the phenomenon that became as dufnering. his pga tour buddies, and i use that term loosely, taking full advantage by tweeting and retweeting pictures of the unfortunate post. i'm wondering, are we now going to be seeing a whole lot more of this dufnering? >> maybe. i don't know. i have only done it -- that's the only time i have done it. actually i did it once with lindsey vonn because she asked me, but, you know, they caught me in a moment of relaxation i guess and then the guys all out here tried to give me a good ribbing on it and get me in trouble and all this stuff. but i kind of ran with it and it turned out to be a good thing and a lot of people have taken to it so maybe i will give them a special treat later this week when i get home with the trophy.
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>> reporter: come on, jason, give us some more dufnering. we love it. this is a player that rarely smiles, but at 36 years of age, he really needs to. most players have majors in the bag by this point if they're going to go on and actually win a major. he's been a pro for 13 years now. so i really think it's fair to say he's a popular winner, and this triumph is richly deserved. >> indeed. but i do enjoy the dufnering. thank you so much. we appreciate it. okay. so this is a strange story out of tennessee this morning. this couple went to court because they were fighting over what their baby's last name should be. so they went to the court so a judge would decide. little did they know the judge would be a whole lot more concerned about the baby's first name. jalisa martin is now appealing that judge's decision after the judge ordered her to change her son's name from messiah to martin. >> the word messiah is a title,
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and it's a title that has only been earned by one person, and that one person is jesus christ. >> everybody believes what they want, so i think i should be able to name my child what i want to name him, and i didn't think a judge could make me change my baby's name because of her religious beliefs. >> so according to the social security list of most common baby names, messiah was one of the top five names chosen between 2011 and 2012. we'll keep you posted about that baby's name. a certain celebrity stunned fans when she unveiled a new do on instagram. a hit or a miss? we'll be back. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro.
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beyonce stunned her fans with her chic and very short new hairstyle. i'm sure you've heard. cnn's jeanne moos has more on hairgate. >> reporter: not since michelle obama sprouted bangs has a hairstyle caused so many to flip
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out. beyonce before, beyonce after. >> what did she do? >> oh, my god. >> she looks horrible in that one. she looks like a boy. >> she's always gorgeous. >> reporter: put out an all-points bulletin, issue an amber alert. >> where has beyonce's long locks gone? >> reporter: some folks didn't even recognize her. >> rihanna, shakira? >> miley cyrus? >> reporter: now beyonce will find out what it's like to walk a mile in miley cyrus' hairdo. did beyonce actually have hair to cut? after all, she's known for wearing wigs and weaves, so her short haircut was dubbed weavepocalypse. a poster on jezebel declared it's unbeweavable. but her long time stylist told "people" she had long, great, thick hair. everybody wondered if her hair
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getting tangled in a fan last month pushed her over the edge. she managed to sing right through it and managed to sing in short hair when she played etta james. men in particular seem blindsided by the short hair. >> it doesn't have that same sexy appeal. >> whoa! get out of here! >> it's too short. women should have long hair. >> reporter: a colorist who said she colored beyonce's hair after it was cut told "usa today" the deed was done at a salon in brooklyn after beyonce had a moment. in a tribute to her former hair, mashable assembled 25 hair-raising gifts in which she flipped her mane and tossed it and whipped it around and let it blow. 39% said love it. 51% said leave it. these kids changed their minds. beyonce with long hair or short
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hair? >> long hair. >> reporter: two minutes later. thumbs up or thumbs down on the new hair. >> i like it. >> reporter: no more beyonce on hands and knees flinging her hair. we are a nation parted by beyonce's hair. jeanne moos, cnn -- >> you know her. >> her? >> married to jayz. >> that's beyonce? wow. >> reporter: new york. >> what is it with men and long hair? they love it from birth. thanks for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "legal view" with ashleigh banfield after a quick break. getting the right nutrition during your busy day can be a challenge. take control of your nutrition with each delicious bar provides boost bars are perfect with a meal or as a nutritious snack. plus, they are available in chocolate and peanut butter chocolate flavors. a great-tasting way to get the nutrition you need.
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